Quincy Green is a Tier III producer/processor located in the central Washington agricultural community of Quincy. Husband and wife, Mark and Leslie Olson, started growing cannabis on their hundred-year-old family farm in 2015 with a dream to return to their farming roots, planting a new and healing crop, and to do it using as low a carbon footprint as possible.
In this high-desert region that gets 300 days of sunshine per year, Quincy Green produces their entire harvest using outdoor and greenhouse growing practices. “We have a 3200-square-foot greenhouse that we flip three times a year. Then, we have about two acres of ground that’s for outdoor harvest, [where] we plant the first week in June and harvest end of October,” says Mark.
“…we’re pretty proud to say we continue to be family-owned.” – Leslie Olson, owner
Leslie describes the farm’s mood as restorative. Mark says, “It’s hard to put your finger on it, how good it feels to be inside the fence, within the fragrance of what’s curing in the building or growing in the greenhouse. It’s sunny, blue skies, big clouds. We’re in an ag[riculture] community, surrounded by 150-acre farms and wildlife, with Moses Lake and the Columbia Gorge nearby.”
Mark’s grandparents homesteaded the land back in 1921 to grow wheat, corn and potatoes. Farming is in his blood. For him, cannabis is a way to connect with his roots, and to pioneer a new crop in his community.
For Leslie, it’s about helping people. “I was really intrigued with [cannabis’] capacity to be a helpful supplement in people’s lives in ways that they don’t often know,” she says. This is the inspiration behind their medically-compliant line, Green Tara, named for a Buddhist deity of compassion.
They’re joined by master cultivator Steffen Kightlinger, a crafter/creator, and their daughter Annalise Olson. The close-knit group has learned and grown together, evolving into something special. “Most of all,” Leslie says, “we learned how to coalesce a really great team, and we’re pretty proud to say we continue to be family-owned.”
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